Government

Sauk County budget about the same, but property values expected to rise, driving tax bills higher

Sauk County residents won’t see much of a break on their tax bill for next year. However, their property values are also expected to go up.

Village of Arena settles lawsuit filed by interim clerk

At the October meeting of the Arena Village Board, trustees agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by former interim clerk Taylor Scott in May. The village agreed to pay $300 in attorney fees and $178 in filing fees.

Sauk County Board appoints new positions, welcomes Administrator

It was a relatively quick Sauk County Board meeting this month, with the board approving several requests, including those to create new positions within departments.

 

Addressing opioid issues

Black Earth looks at creek repairs

Trout Unlimited spoke to the Black Earth Village Board at their September meeting about potential improvements to the stretch of Black Earth Creek running through, and adjacent to, the village.

Prairie du Sac’s Riverwalk Park construction delayed

The Village Board of Prairie du Sac elected to give G Pro Excavating & Landscaping a one month extension to complete work on the Riverwalk Park. The work was planned to be completed by September 30, and now must be done by October 30. G Pro had asked for an extension to November 30.

Mazomanie holding open house on updated comprehensive plan

The Village of Mazomanie will host an open house on a proposed amendment and update to the Village comprehensive plan from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, at the Community Building, 9 Brodhead St.

Mazomanie not charging late fees on utility bills because it would cost the village money

The Village of Mazomanie has elected to not charge late fees on delinquent utility bills. Come November, however, the late utility bill will be passed on to the resident’s tax bill by the county. This was discussed at the board’s September 28 meeting.

Prairie du Sac budgeting for new hydrovac

The Village of Prairie du Sac board heard the first of several budget summaries at its September 22 meeting.

Library Board president mistakenly says Black Earth Village Administrator lodged complaint against Library Director

This story has been updated with information from here, which subsequenrly appeared in print.

 

Village of Arena reviews audit of last year’s finances

At the September meeting of the Arena Village Board, the board approved the consent agenda parts B and C, and withheld part A at the request of trustee Paul Pustina for separate approval.  Part A included the minutes of the August 4 and special August 18 meetings.  Pustina asked a question on the August 18 meeting, then it was approved.

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